Goizueta: Are You Experienced?

Apart from at least a year or two on the job, applicants need a joyful spirit and, just maybe, a parachute

Julie R. Barefoot is associate dean and director of MBA admissions at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. She has worked at Goizueta since 1988, serving in a number of admissions and student service roles. In 2003, she was elected by her peers to a serve a three-year term with the Graduate Management Admissions Council board of directors. Barefoot says that leadership and passion are the traits she's looking for in an applicant, and that Goizueta's program is effective in further developing those skills in students. She recently spoke with BusinessWeek Online reporter Jeffrey Gangemi. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation:

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